Use a gerund as the object of a preposition• We can go to a movie instead of watching TV.• Thanks for asking.• They believe in being honest.
Adjective + Preposition• angry about doing too much homework• excited about going to the U.S.• sad about leaving her hometown• afraid of staying in the dark• sick/tired of going to work• bored with learning English
Verb + Preposition• complain about working long hours• talk about visiting Japan• worry about taking the mid-term exam• apologize for being late• believe in telling the truth• object to buying a new car
Ted is an extrovert. Like most extroverts,he’s direct. And he’s honest; he believes intelling the truth.At his job, he works with other people andhe never complains about working longhours. He doesn’t worry about having towork on weekends or holidays.He has a few fears, though. Most of all,he’s afraid of flying.
Ted’s wife, Nicole, on the other hand, is anintrovert. But she doesn’t object to talking aboutherself from time to time.Right now, she’s bored with being a student, andshe’s sick and tired of writing so many longreports and of taking exams every few weeks!She’s angry about having to spend so much timein front of a computer.But she’s excited about going on vacation. UnlikeTed, she’s not at all afraid of flying.